Term: Jan 2013-Dec 2017
Dr. Roy Hollingsworth, Council on Hampton County Council, began his career in public service with the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service in 1978 serving as a County Agricultural Extension Agent. As an Extension Agent, he provided educational and technical assistance to Hampton, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell and Jasper County citizens in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Development, and 4-H Youth Development. In July 2011, he retired from Clemson University with 33 years of public service.
Dr. Hollingsworth is a resident of the Varnville community area. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from Florida A & M University, Master's Degree in Agricultural Education from Clemson University, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Rural Sociology from the Union Institute and University. Since retirement, he continues to teach a course in Plant Science as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina - Salkehatchie Regional Campus in Allendale, South Carolina.
Dr. Hollingsworth has a long history of civic and community service. Presently, he is chairman of the Arnold Fields Community Endowment - Board of Directors. In addition to belonging to the Allendale-Hampton-Jasper Counties Youth Farmers Chapter, he is also Vice Chairman of the Hampton Regional Medical Center - Board of Directors.
Dr. Hollingsworth has been actively involved in two youth leadership projects: "Together We Can Stop the Rise in Youth Violence" and "Camp Exploratory for At-Risk Male Youths".
In November 2012, Dr. Hollingsworth was elected to serve on Hampton County Council for a four-year term. As a member of County Council, he is part of a leadership team that is responsible for guiding the county's growth, develoment, health, and safety. He is responsible for identifying and communicating the direction in which the county should move. As Councilman, he is also responsible for adopting the policies and budgets that will move the county in that direction.
Dr. Hollingsworth is married to the former Margaret Loadholt and they have one daughter - Alanna. They are members of the Church of God in Varnville.